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Finland, Satakunta and SAMK

Finland and Satakunta

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences is located on the west coast of Finland, in the Satakunta region. Cities of Pori and Rauma offer spacious and safe living conditions, a lot of green nature and excellent opportunities for leisure activities. The cities are big enough to offer all the necessary services but also small enough to have a cozy and friendly atmosphere.

Pori and Rauma are harbor cities as well as cultural cities. Both coastal cities are also rapidly developing centres of education and culture.

Pori Jazz festival and the other music and culture festivals gather tens of thousands of music lovers in Pori every summer. Rauma is most famous for its UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Rauma and numerous cultural events, such as the Lace Week, Rauma Blues and Blue Sea Film Festival. An important part of the culture in the region is ice hockey. When the teams of Pori and Rauma meet, the atmosphere in the stadium is indescribable!

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Finnish is different – and fun!

Finnish is not more difficult than the other languages, it is just different. Finnish language is a member of Finno-Ugrian language family. Almost all other European languages belong to Indo-European family. That's why the grammatical structure and vocabulary in Finnish is different.

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK)

The official name of this university is Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (Satakunnan ammattikorkeakoulu in Finnish). The abbreviation is SAMK. We operate in four cities: Pori, Rauma, Kankaanpää and Huittinen.

We have approx. 6000 students. SAMK’s operations will be managed by the president–managing director. Each faculty has a dean in charge of its operations.

We have four faculties: Health and Welfare, Service Business, Logistics and Maritime Technology, and Technology.